The Women’s Buddhist Association (WBA), formerly known as the Fujinkai, is an organization which welcomes women of all ages and from all walks of life and reflects a broad range of talents, ideas, and energy.

The WBA supports the temple through its activities, such as the Spring Food Bazaar and the temple Summer Bazaar.

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Food Prep for Hanamatsuri

We also participate in other community activities and support their events.

Our Asian Chicken Salad Booth at J-Sei

However, it is not “all work and no play.” We know how to have a good time. Workshops are hosted to have fun and to create items that can be used to sell at the bazaars.

Scarf Dying Workshop. They were made for the bazaar.

Daruma Craft Group

Darumas for sale at the bazaars

There are fun trips for the group, such as seeing art exhibits or attending plays.

Kimono Refashioned Exhibit at the Asian Art Museum

Attending a local production of George Takei's "Allegiance"

We attended the 16th World Buddhist Women’s Convention in San Francisco in 2019.

Some of our WBA members who participated

Group Picture from the Convention

We meet monthly, and the meetings are opportunities to share ideas, plan activities, and work on projects that could help the temple. For more information, please contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The Fujinkai decided to change the name of the group to Women’s Buddhist Association (WBA). One of the motivation to welcome all women from all ages and all walks of life thus to create an organization to reflect a broad range of talents, ideas, and energy.

Like the Fujinkai, the WBA will support the temple through its activities, such as the Spring Food Bazaar and the temple Summer Bazaar. However, it is not “all work and no play.” We know how to have a good time. For one, there's the annual Reno Bus Trip.Previously there were also visits to the Asian Art Museum to view the Masters of Bamboo Exhibit and to a play, "Menopause the Musical" at Pier 39 in San Francisco. There is an annual luncheon recognizing its new members.
 
Monthly meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month but it is not necessary to attend every one. Minutes of the meetings are distributed to the members. These meetings are opportunities to share ideas, plan activities, and work on projects that could help the temple. For more information, please contact the temple office.
 
Members are invited to offer incense in the temple beginning at the 9:45 a.m. The meeting begins at 10 a.m.